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Labels and pigeon holes: how to avoid other people’s limiting expectations | Uchenna Ngwe | TEDxSWPS
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Added Sep 2, 2016
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My identity as a classical musician has evolved throughout my career, but my determination to confound expectations started a lot earlier than that.

Uchenna Ngwe studied oboe and cor anglais at Trinity College of Music, where she returned on a scholarship for a PGDip in 2004. Skilled as a performer in a wide variety of genres, she spent a season as Guest Principal Oboe with KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban. Recent work with Chineke! Orchestra as principal oboe includes live performances on Radio 3. Uchenna has also worked extensively in music education, developing online educational products. Uchenna will be joined by harpist Ruby Aspinell to perform for us.

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